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Stacy Timmons

 Stacy Timmons
Associate Director for Hydrogeology Programs
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
(575) 835-6333 fax

Stacy Timmons manages the Aquifer Mapping Program, a productive team of 7 staff and 2-3 students. Working with the Aquifer Mapping Program, she has been involved with several large- scale, long-term hydrogeologic studies focused on geologic influences on recharge, and groundwater movement and occurrence. Stacy has worked on project tasks including proposal funding, field data collection, data interpretation, data management, and reporting. She’s worked in diverse locations over New Mexico, including San Agustin Plains, Magdalena, Tularosa Basin, Truth or Consequences hot springs district, La Cienega wetlands, and southern Sacramento Mountains. Stacy has worked in hydrogeology for the Bureau of Geology since 2004.

(See Curriculum Vitae)


  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR: Master of Science, Geology, May, 2002.
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH: Bachelor of Science, Geology, June, 1999.

Professional Experience

  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources – 2014 to present. Aquifer Mapping Program Manager/Hydrogeologist
  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources – 2013 to 2014. Interim Program Manager, Aquifer Mapping Program.
  • New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources – 2004 to 2013. Senior Geologic Research Associate & Assistant Program Manager of Aquifer Mapping.
  • Glorieta Geoscience, Inc., Santa Fe, NM: Geologist - 2003 - 2004.
  • SWCA, Environmental Consultants, Albuquerque, NM: Environmental Consultant - 2003.
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM: Research Assistant – 2002 to 2003.
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, AZ: Park Ranger, Interpretation – 2000 and 2001.

Research Interests

  • Large-scale and long-term hydrogeologic studies of groundwater with regard to geologic influences on recharge, groundwater movement, and occurrence.
  • Building groundwater level monitoring networks to include manual measurements and data loggers to provide long term trends and baseline water level information.
  • Water chemistry and environmental tracers, including stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen, carbon-14, tritium, and chlorofluorocarbons, applied toward understanding groundwater interaction with geologic materials, flowpaths, and groundwater flow rates.
  • Development of conceptual hydrogeologic models to aid in water management needs

Current Projects

  • Interactive map development for water resource information (water quality and water levels)
  • Development of 3D digital maps of NM aquifers
  • Rural groundwater level monitoring network development with real time water level data provision
  • Hydrogeologic studies including Animas River aquifer, San Agustin Plains-Alamosa Creek, Village of Magdalena, Taos County, La Cienega, Tularosa Basin, Sacramento Mountains, and Truth or Consequences.
  • Education and outreach efforts with Rockin’ NM teacher training, Lite Geology, and the New Mexico Geological Society.